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Parents, teachers, and concerned community members making an argument against the petition for a new charter elementary school in Santa Cruz city or county districts.

Sentinel to MMCS: Consider the fiscal impact

In an editorial in today’s paper, the editors of the Sentinel reminded the MM Charter School organizers, “it’s both fiscally responsible and fair for charter advocates to work with school districts to consider the fiscal impacts before submitting their petition.” … Continue reading

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Gloomy budget news: another reason we don’t need a new charter

The Sentinel reported on Thursday that SC City Schools, facing up to $7M in cutbacks, issued pink slips to 18 employees. A group of parents attended the same school board meeting and spoke out during the public comment period about … Continue reading

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Press release: March 14, 2012

Save Santa Cruz Neighborhood Schools distributed a press release today announcing that our online petition has been signed by over 615 community members, and calling on the charter charter organizers to join together in support of existing, thriving neighborhood schools. … Continue reading

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There is one thing that is abundantly clear in the state of public education in California: funding cuts have been deep and prolonged, with direct impact on our students. [Okay, that's three things, intertwined.] What is less clear to many…

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Closing in on 600 signatures!

Our petition is speaking in a loud and clear voice about which way the majority of the community wants to go on this issue.

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Press coverage, petition growth, and more!

Our rally in support of Santa Cruz neighborhood schools on 2/22 was a huge success, and brought home the impact of the proposed new charter school to public view. The local press coverage has been significant. Our petition has added … Continue reading

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New Facebook page

Take a look at, and Like, our new Facebook page, with up-to-the-minute news coverage!

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2/22 Rally in support of SC neighborhood schools

COMMUNITY RALLY Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1-2 PM, Branciforte Small Schools Campus. Show your support for the schools and opposition to the charter! More information

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Save Santa Cruz neighborhood schools – No new charter!

Welcome to this informational site, organized by parents and supporters of Santa Cruz City public schools. A new Montessori elementary school will soon present a charter petition to the Santa Cruz City School Board. Granting this charter would sap the … Continue reading

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